Truck Pulls To The Right. (after Wheel Alignment)
Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:25 PM
My 2001 chev 1500 4x4 pulls to the right. The alignment shop tried correcting it but
say that it might be an internal leak in the steering box causing it to constantly pull to one side. Is there any truth to this? When I'm driving it feels like there is slightly more resistance in the steering wheel when it is turned left, but less when turned right.
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:56 PM
I wonder if this is a valid way to check the shop's diagnosis- jack up the front of the truck with both front wheels off the ground, then start the engine. If it's a power steering problem like they describe, my guess is that the wheels will try to steer by themselves. Just a thought- good luck.
Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:43 PM
Too much positive camber (wheels tilted inward) will cause excessive wear on the wheel outside edges.
Excessive positive toe (wheel not parallel, but pointing inward will result in excessive feathering on the outside tire edges.
Keep in mind that these settings are usually only a fraction of a degree (angular degree).
Edited by pm26, 25 February 2008 - 10:47 PM.
Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:34 AM
Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:50 AM